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ERIC Number: EJ912574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Careers from Science
Needham, Richard
Education in Science, n233 p10-11 Jun 2009
There is a worldwide recognition that one's future health and prosperity will depend on there being a well-educated workforce who can offer a broad range of technical and analytic skills. Many of these important skills are developed through science education. The Careers from Science message is that a scientific background is essential for a wide range of careers. It is not only scientists who need to be scientific. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) agenda is highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to the future wellbeing of the UK. A key aspect of the STEM agenda is careers. In this article, the author talks about careers in science and describes "Careers from Science" project, a Science Council project supported by ASE. He also describes Future Morph which is designed to encourage pupils to think about their futures and areas of employment. He presents video case studies of people using scientific skills in their careers, practical lesson activities for pupils, teachers' notes for each activity, and assembly materials.
Association for Science Education. College Lane Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AA, UK. Tel: +44-1707-283000; Fax: +44-1707-266532; e-mail: info@ase.org.uk; Web site: http://www.ase.org.uk
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom